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Similar to my previous post on Interfacing BeagleBone Black with Adafruit 7-segment LED display, I have hooked up the Adafruit 8x8 LED matrix with I2C "backpack"Adafruit 8x8 LED matrix with I2C "backpack".  This means the matrix is connected with just 4 wires (3.3VDC, GND, SDA, SCL) to the BeagleBone Black (e.g. BBB)BeagleBone Black (e.g. BBB) which is mounted on the Adafruit BeagleBone Black Proto PlateAdafruit BeagleBone Black Proto Plate:

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And like with the 7-segment LED "backpack", the Python module that Adafruit wrote for the Raspberry Pi works with the BeagleBone Black as well (hooray for the common abstraction of Linux and Python ):

https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-Raspberry-Pi-Python-Code/blob/master/Adafruit_LEDBackpack/Adafruit_8x8.py

 

I shot a video of it running the Adafruit_8x8.py example program:

 

Adafruit 8x8 LED matrix controlled by BeagleBone - YouTube

 

I'm looking forward to putting this display to use in a project.

 

Cheers,

Drew

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